A HISTORIC PUB NEAR A FAMOUS RIVERSIDE DELIVERS ART, ARCHITECTURE, GOOD FOOD AND FINE WALKS: AN IDEAL WEEKEND TICKLIST
An old-established inn at a well known beauty spot, where guests are guaranteed year-round, isn’t always the best choice of a place to stay. But when somewhere gets it right – as the 15th century The Sun Inn, surrounded by ‘Constable country’, does – it makes for a truly pleasurable weekend. Dedham Vale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty through which runs the River Stour, marking the border between Suffolk to the north and Essex to the south. And it’s the setting for some of the most popular and famous English landscape paintings by Constable, who grew up here and credits the watery, low-lying scenery for making him the master painter he became.